DAVY, Henry George Gibson

1826 - 1903

Born at Southwold, Suffolk on 1 April 1826, son of Henry Davy (1793-1865 q.v.) and his wife Sarah née Bardwell. Probably taught art by his father and in 1861 ‘a portrait painter in oils’ lodging at a boarding house at Queen Street, Oldham, Lancashire and was a painter in oils. He married at Halifax in 1863, Martha Sutcliffe (1831-1885) when described as a traveller in the wire trade. By 1901 he was living at 19 Milton Place, Halifax as a wine merchant together with his 23 year old daughter Sarah, his son Arthur had died in 1881, aged 3, and they kept a servant. He was a member and contributor at the Halifax Art Society and despite his description preferred working in landscapes to any other subject. He died at Halifax on 22 July 1903.

The illustration of a '17th Century Barn' has been incorrectly attributed to his father Henry Davy, who never painted in oil.

Works by This Painter